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Poster: intercomsec Date: Dec 21, 2008 1:03am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Very confusing thing to do with copyright

Legit budget companies buy up back catalogues from the copyright owners or their agents. Usually, and legally to be correct under UK law (and I believe under international law), they must credit the copyright holders.

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Dec 21, 2008 2:19am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Very confusing thing to do with copyright

Really? It would seem a little odd, considering the original production company has released this A-Grade movie on DVD too.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Dec 21, 2008 4:13am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Very confusing thing to do with copyright

I think the thing with this one is that TCF has two seperate releases in print in the UK. Delta, Carinco, Planet Song, HollywoodDVD etc have a compilation of early TV performances called "Love Me Tender" also.

Also, the major studios are having less and less to do with their back catalogues lately. Most of the studios have been been leasing out their back catalogues to brokers for DVD, TV and Theatrical distribution release. There are three main copyright brokers for catalogue film sales:

Hollywood Classics http://www.hollywoodclassics.com/

Pueblo Film International http://www.pueblofilm.com/

and

Screen Media Ventures http://www.screenmedia.net/

They deal in TV, theatrical or video rights for the catalogues they represent. You might have noticed in Australia an increasing number of studio back catalogue titles coming out on lables like Payless, Umbrella, DV1, Force/Beyond and Stomp DVD. They also parallel licence so this change in the industry will make it more difficult for people who use the multiple budget labels test as a PD indicator.

Things on the Umbrella label usually carry a "Distributed by Pueblo Film International on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Inc and made available exclusively in Australia by Umbrella Entertainment" notice.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2008-12-21 12:13:09

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